Be Runspirational!

A torn Achilles tendon. That’s basically the root as to where the story begins for  The short story is I didn’t care to run, especially really long distances, until after I tore my Achilles tendon in two places. That was rock bottom. I felt horrible from not even walking for a couple of months. No movement at all can make your body feel extremely terrible.

On my 34th birthday, I was far enough along in my rehab that I was allowed to finally run. I remember thinking to myself, if I can run 5 or 10 minutes that will be huge. I ended up going for 20 minutes on the treadmill. It was a birthday gift from my mind. It served as my first Runspirational moment.

After that, I decided I needed something to train for. I found an 8K, the Ashenfelter Classic, that was close to home. The race was on Thanksgiving morning. It also happened to be one year exactly since my Achilles surgery. I thought, it’s not going to be easy, but I’m going to do this. I’m going to work hard, train my body and mind, and I’m going to finish this race. I did and I beat my goals.

There is more to the story, including a home renovation, birth of my son, new PRs, back surgery, and the decision to take on a half marathon. You can read up on it in the About Me section.

Hopefully, if nothing else, this website will be a part of your Runspirational journey. Just know, I’m rooting for you.

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Why I’ll Be Raising a Pint This Summer at Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin

Below is an article I was asked to write for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series The Tempo Blog. I’m honored to have been asked and gladly agreed. Below you’ll read about why we selected Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin and how fabulous the planning process has gone. You can check out the original posting, as …

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2017 Races

Upcoming/Signed Up Races
MSDA Meghan Doyle ’05K, Caldwell, NJ (6/17/17)
Halloween Half Marathon, Morristown, NJ (10/21/17)

Potential Races
Newport Liberty Half Marathon, Jersey City, NJ (September)
Ashenfelter 8K Classic, Glen Ridge, NJ (Thanksgiving)
Caldwell Trinity Reindeer Run 5K, Caldwell, NJ (December)

Completed Races
C-WC Run for Education 5K, West Caldwell, NJ (5/20/17) –  25:15 (Pace 8:07)
New Jersey Half Marathon, Long Branch, NJ (4/30/17)  –  1:58:00 (Pace 9:00)   PR – Half Marathon
Garden State 10 Miler, Somerset, NJ (3/26/17)  –  1:27:17.67 (Pace 8:43)   PR – 10 Miler
Aerie Pharmaceuticals St. Paddy’s Day 5K, Morristown, NJ (3/11/17)  –  25:55.98   (Pace 8:20)
Pre-Game 4 Miler, Morristown, NJ (2/5/17)  –  35:11.02   (Pace 8:47)   PR – 4 Miler

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Contact Me

If you have any questions or suggestions for me or this website, please feel free to send me an email. Also, send me a note letting me know if there is anything you’d like me to cover or if you just need a little RUNSPIRATIONAL love.

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Run to Inspire. Inspired to Run.

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